BootPowerRatings - 2/12

With #1 Oregon's two losses in the Bay Area last week, how far would you expect their BPR to fall? The answer from the BootComputer may surprise you. Check out the latest ratings from our proprietary software, and commentary from Tree Boy. The top three are separated by two points, while the top five are just five points apart!

Pac-10 BootPowerRatings

As of 2/12/02

Below are our exclusive BootPowerRatings™ of the Pac-10 conference. Each week during the basketball season, we will release our secret-formula rating of all teams of the Pac-10. The BootPowerRating™ (BPR) is calculated by utilizing a range of factors rumored to include: past results, statistics, common-opponent comparative results factor, strength-of-schedule, home-arena environment, cheerleader attitude and an unrevealed school spirit multiplier. The resulting rating score falls within a 1-100 scale, where 100 approximates a championship-bound team and a score of 1 is somewhere south of D-1.

1. Oregon
Looking to make a statement on the road for the first time this year, the rubber bath toys dropped back-to-back overtime contests, and turned the conference race into a free for all. No blame can be put on Freddie Jones, who combined for 59 points on the trip, solidifying his status as the squad superstar. [eDuck Sports]
2. Arizona
Lackluster performances against the Washington schools prevented the Kittens from claiming the coveted top spot this week, but the victories did put them in sole possession of first place. This late in the season, Cat Fan has to be worried about the league worst defense his team trots out each game. []
3. Stanford
In true storybook fashion, the much-maligned Tony Giovacchini hit a season turning trey, allowing the Card to shoot down the Ducks in OT. The breath of fresh air has given Stanford new life, and the quest for 4 straight Pac-10 titles is back on. Much like LA, the Card own Washington, where they haven't loss since the 96-97 campaign. [The]
4. USC
Apparently only Sam Clancy showed up for the big game against EL Lay, as the other 4 starters combined to shoot 6-27. The Toejams need to rebound quickly as their next 5 opponents are ASU, AZ, Stan, kal and Oregon. Can you say, "gut check time?" []
5. California
As the "Follow Stanford's Lead" program continues, Berzerkeley is quietly keeping pace in the run for the title. Still on the outside looking in however, the weenies are getting no love in the polls. At least they aren't losing votes to Temple anymore. [CyberBears]
After exacting revenge against $C, Lavin took a listless group to Pennsylvania to ding the Pac-10's RPI by rolling over against Villanova. To make matters worse, Ced Bozeman may be back on the shelf during a pivotal stretch of games, starting with a certain Mildcat team that scored points at-will the last time the teams met. [Bruin Report Online]
7. Arizona St.
Taking out their frustrations from the Bay Area roadie, ASU showed no mercy dismantling Wazzu. Although they have no shot at becoming regular season champions, the Solar Satans are sure to play a huge role in determining who does. []
8. Oregon St.
Fact: The Beavs have only topped 60 points once in conference play. Fact: The Beavs only have one player in the Top-10 of the 3 major statistical categories. Fact: The Lady Beavs are more fun to watch. [Beaver Sports Central]
9. Washington
The ongoing performance of "The Doug Wrenn" show continued in the desert last weekend at the expense of another Husky loss. The big news though is the looming matchup with OSU that will decide the 8th and final spot in the Pac-10 tourney. Lets just hope the programming directors at Fox Sports don't pick up on this juicy tidbit. []
10. Washington St.
Returning to form after a rare win last week, the Cougs fell back down the basement stairs in style, losing by 51 points to ASU. Maybe Mike Bush could convince Nakoa McElrath to join him? Let the countdown to the season finale vs. Centenary begin. []

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